Maru! Maru! Maru all over the place this episode.
|Surprisingly enough, I think Lagrange has become the anime I look forward to the most every week and I can’t even explain why. Maybe because I can’t figure out what it’s about…? Ahaha anyways, your thoughts, Fosh?|
|Yes! I agree with you Kara, each week there seems to be something exciting happening with each passing episode of Rinne no Lagrange. I always get hyped up with each episode release, maybe it is all the aliens and giant robots? Anyway time to get this review up and running.
Plot follows Lan investigating Muginami’s background as she finally learns the truth of why she is on earth, but her mysterious brother arrives to stir up some drama among the three girls.
Takuto? IS THAT YOU!? WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN, DUDE?!
Starting things this week we take a trip to the past and visit loli-Lan as she talks to a strange redhead who looks like Takuto from Star Driver. Apparently he was a body guard of Lan, I think? During this flashback Lan says something about hating war after she sees a huge fleet of ships passing in the sky. After which, the normal sized Lan wakes up from her dream/nightmare and has breakfast with Madoka and Muginami, who cooked the food just to make her actually open up to them. Lan on the other hand really wants no part of Muginami’s kindness as she still has some trust issues to work out. After all she is trying to steal away her waifu.
Say it with me..loli-Lan! YOU ARE SO CUTEEEOOOO!!
Lan-“Whoa…that is the last time I watch Inception before bed time.”
After that awkward breakfast, the girls head to school and why doesn’t Muginami have a school uniform? I guess they don’t come in OH MY GOD Busty blond girl size? Anyway, Lan works with Moid to research more information on Muginami’s past, however they seem to be unable to dig up any dirt on her. They should call the MIB! Seriously they know everything about aliens…right?? After hanging up with Moid on her super cool computer, Lan tries to “play” baseball and she fails at using the bat correctly. Maybe on her planet that’s how you play baseball? Shortly after the sport fun, Lan tries to talk to Madoka just to warn her to stay away from Muginami because she is evil and dangerous. Madoka just shrugs it off thinking that Lan is just over acting about the new girl.
Lan will get the MVP for having the most Moe stats.
Madoka gets a new club room and she heads home leaving Lan and Muginami alone to clean up, but Lan uses their alone time to ask Muginami some serious questions. Though, Lan is stunned after she learns Muginami is working for the other team, as in Array, Izo and Kirius as a spy…and there is a strange man she calls brother on earth. Lan is left confused because Muginami is just on earth having a good old time and to steal the last Vox machine for her brother. In the meantime, Madoka spots her uncle knocking a few drinks back with Villagiulio aka Anti-Kotetsu and she spoils their fun chasing her uncle away… Awwwww Madoka doesn’t want her uncle to talk to strangers.
Girl world problems are less important than Guy world problems this week.
Madoka-“Why did you start this drinking party without me?!”
Villagiulio-“Well hello there little girl…” Madoka-“Eww you are too old to pick me up…”
Muginami-“I just want to have fun with the humans.” Lan-“No! You can’t take my waifu away.”
Madoka has a short chat with Villagiulio and he follows her to the restaurant to grab some food and he meets Muginami, who quickly shouts BROTHER and hugs him. The two of them are not blood related. He looks way too old to be a brother… Seriously he looked more like her father-type than a brother. Lan finally arrives and stares in shock because she knows Villagiulio. So, was he her bodyguard from long ago? I think so… This random encounter starts to get really strange after Madoka starts to ask Muginami a few questions and she learns that Lan was telling the truth all along about Muginami being evil.
Muginami loves her brother sooooooooooo much! Lucky guy…
Muginami-“Huh? Being a human is a piece of cake, seriously.” Madoka-“EHHHHHHHH!?”
While Madoka grills Muginami with question after question, she gets bored, grabs Villagiulio’s arm and asks him to take her home. However, Villagiulio starts to get annoyed by her constant rambling and he begins to get serious after he grabs Muginami by her face. Apparently she just assumed she was part of his team of alien bishes, but Villagiulio tells her she was never with them in the first place and she basically stole the Vox machine for herself. She quickly responds with a simple, “No, it was all for you, brother.” Villagiulio drops Muginami and prepares to leave after Madoka’s uncle orders him to leave.
Muginami-“These girls are boring! Let’s go home, brother.” Villagiulio-“Not until I get some cake.”
Villagiulio-“What part of I DON’T LIKE YOU, do you not understand?” Muginami-“……”
Before Villagiulio leaves in his giant robot, he tells Lan to pass a message along to Moid. Basically they must destroy the three Vox machines by morning or he will destroy the base and he quickly makes his exit with Madoka watching… Villagiulio did make a strange comment while he looked at Madoka, she reminds him of someone named Yurikano…I wonder if Madoka is a reincarnation of a past sibling or more like a long lost lover? Not really sure…
Villagiulio-“DAMN IT! I NEVER GOT MY FREAKING CAKE.”
Extra alien adventures
Villagiulio-“Any second now the girls will come rushing to me…Yep…any second.”
Madoka-“Why are people worshiping me?” Villagiulio-“I no think good right now.”
Don’t you just hate those invisible banana peels?
I love you, Muginami! Even though you are an evil alien…
Villagiulio’s mecha is powered by strawberry milk!
The lesson for this week? Baseball=friendship! PFFT AHAHAHAHAHA oh wow, Muginami. What a place to have your Memoria (plus I assume that’s where the robot ‘poked’ her, as she put it). Did the writers just put that there just to give an excuse to zoom in on her crotch? I have no words. I’m also confused by the events of the episode. So Muginami considered herself their enemy, Lan considered her an enemy, but Vegell… Vigell… Vigill- SCREW IT, Anti-Kotetsu doesn’t think that Muginami is part of his organization, Kiss (btw, I immediately thought of the rock band and lolled). What the hell is going on here? Well at least Madoka knows who Mugi really is now. I’m just surprised that Madoka is taking the matter seriously. I wasn’t even aware that the girl COULD get serious.
So until he picked up Mugi by the face, Anti-Kotetsu (yeah, that’s his name until I can figure out his real one) was actually an okay guy. I mean, you can’t go wrong with a fashion sense like that (plus he’s voiced by Nakamura Yuuichi). I didn’t like the fact that Madoka was a bitch to him for no real reason other than he was drinking with her uncle, but I guess her bad guy senses were tingling. Funny, because they didn’t go off for Mugi. Maybe she just doesn’t like ossans. Oh well. Personally, I’m still trying to figure out how the guy from Lan’s flashback grew up to look exactly like Wild Tiger.
Being Muginami is suffering. First the robot incident and now she’s been rejected by her onii-chan. …Am I supposed to be feeling sorry for her? We all knew from the start that Mugi wasn’t the nice girl she pretended to be and this episode, she basically said that “yeah, we’re going to kill each other eventually, but I’m having fun now so it’s alright.” Maybe she didn’t deserve to be abused like that, but someone needed to set the girl straight. I still like her character the most, but there’s a limit to how carefree one can be. Even Madoka was serious. Anyways, next episode looks like the one where the 3 unite and become friends and whatnot, so I’m looking forward to it!
Agreed, Kara, friendship is baseball… HOORAY FRIENDSHIP THROUGH SPORTS! Every anime needs– no wait they MUST have baseball… Anyway the truth behind Muginami was really interesting, but boy did I call it? SHE IS EVIL! However I sort of feel so strange about her now. When she had that chat with Lan it really made one thing perfectly clear just the fact that Muginami is there on earth to have fun. We really have no idea what type of childhood she really had…compared to Lan who we can now assume is of royality thanks to her flashback at the start of the episode. There are more questions based on those scenes too. Like, who was that redhead? What war was Lan talking about? And who owned those warships? I can only guess they are similar to Array, Izo and Kirirus?
Now for Villagiulio or as Kara said Anti-Kotetsu, watching that guy sort of made me remember some of Izaya from Durarara… Maybe the jacket? But he was sort of just hanging out with Madoka’s uncle. Maybe he is interested in humans as I was waiting for the Izaya quote about loving humans; sadly no such luck. One thing is clear though, DO NOT CALL HIM BROTHER! Seriously when he grabbed Muginami, half of me was like OH SNAP! SOMETHING IS GOING DOWN! And the other half started to feel bad for the girl…she had the face expression of someone learning their dog just died. Their short talk revealed a lot about Muginami as in her assuming she was doing the work of her brother and become one of Villagiulio friends? YEAH RIGHT…YOU GOT PLAYED GIRL!
Being Muginami is suffering…agreed there Kara, that poor girl… maybe she will get a special friendship hug from Madoka? After all, I just can’t picture Madoka staying mad at Muginami forever. Speaking of Madoka I did enjoy how she got emotional about Muginami’s short talk about how she had fun just going to school with them and doing all kinds of things and how it was so easy…Madoka had the right reaction towards Muginami. So what happens next? Will Madoka forgive Muginami for lying to her and will they become a team and take down Villagiulio?! BY GOD I HOPE SO! Someone needs to kick his ass.
Villagiulio-“With these giant USB ships I will upload tons of anime!”
Madoka and Lan prepare to take on Villagiulio! Will Muginami help out? Find out next week!